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Today's Features

  • Watrous was booming on Saturday for Watrous Day at the village park. Several  hundred attended the celebration which included a free barbecue of beans, meat, and bread served around noon, along with music by Quemoso, and a horseshoe tournament.

    The event was started several years ago by a group of people including Johnny Duran, Richard Garcia, Nappy Duran. On Saturday, the attendees ranged from 88-year-old Jose Lopez to Kendan Coca, 10 months.

  • SENIOR LUNCH MENU

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers with coffee and milk served daily.

    Monday — Hamburger steak, brown gravy with mushrooms, mashed potatoes, green beans with onions, wheat roll with margarine, and pineapple chunks
    Tuesday — Fidelos con carne, salad and dressing, mixed vegetables, flour tortilla, and orange-pineapple mix
    Wednesday — Chicken fettuccini

  • The tourists must love Las Vegas. Between music in Plaza Park (free, believe it or not) to a regal concert organ recital in Our Lady of Sorrows Church. The summer weekends have been busy, fun and entertaining for young, old and in between.

    And have you read any good books lately? I was a asked by a group of Mora neighbor gals to list recent books about our history here in northern New Mexico. I would need a whole page to list my general likes, choices here in the Optic.

  • TUESDAY
    MARTES
    • Tierra y Montes Soil and Conservation monthly board meeting, 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at U.S. Forest Service Building in Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-9088.

    WEDNESDAY
    MIÉRCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Make a Wish, Honey Bear!” by Marcus Pfister. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY
    JUEVES

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.

  • TODAY HOY

  • TODAY HOY
    • Search and Rescue will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13 at the state police headquarters in Las Vegas.

    THURSDAY JUEVES
    • El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association board of directors meeting, 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14 at 49 Mirasol Rd. in Ojitos Frios subdivision. The meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact Lupita Gonzales at lupitagonzales2002@yahoo.com.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • TODAY HOY
    The Las Vegas Area Association of Educational Retirees August meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 11 at K-Bobs restaurant. The program will include State Convention Delegate selection and action on constitution and bylaws. For more information, call Tomás at 575-421-2455.

    TUESDAY
    MARTES
    • Luna Community College will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12 as employee orientation will take place. The campus re-opens for business at 1 p.m. that day.

    UPCOMING &
    ONGOING